Sometimes I like to just come out with all the things that I am sometimes embarrassed of or think people will judge me on, just to get it off my chest. Now is one of those times. I think part of me does this to prove to myself that I am not so crazy, while another part of me just wants to be seen as normal, so by sharing what I do on my blog, I hope to make the things I do normal! Why do I even care to be “normal” and what is “normal” anyways!?!?
The first thing that I have been ashamed to admit is that I am still breast-feeding. Some people are shocked to hear this as my little nugget will be two in December!!! I would have NEVER thought in a million years that I would nurse this long. NO WAY!!! Before Maisie was born, I said I would give it six months and see how it goes. Sometimes I get a bit paranoid and think I should probably try to wean her. I am no longer “offering” to nurse and trying to do my part to offer her a bottle or rub her back instead, but she just really isn’t wanting to give it up and with all our transition in life, I don’t really see why I should take this away from her. She only nurses at night and maybe in the morning sometimes. And I’ll admit it, sometimes at nap times as well. 🙂 Call me crazy, but I actually really enjoy these times with her. It’s really the only time she will cuddle with me anymore!! I’ll be sad the day it ends. So that is my first confession.
Second confession is that we still co-sleep. This isn’t really something I have been ashamed of, but it is again something I am surprised we do. When we started moving around a ton, it was just a lot easier to have Maisie in our bed. She would always wake up with familiar surroundings, her mom and dad. I will say however, I am totally looking forward to the day she has her own little toddler bed!!! I can’t wait!! I am not only excited to have my bed back, but also excited for her have her own little space that is her own.
I can’t really think of anything else that is very hippie like. We never did cloth diapers, although I wish we would have.
Let me just say really quick that one of the good things about living so far away from friends and family is that I am not pressured as much to parent certain ways. I do like that, but at the same time, it can also make things harder. It’s a positive and a negative.
The real reason I wanted to share these confessions is to show you this video that I took of Maisie today!!! Soooo cute!!!